Two deer hunters were standing on a ridge near a highway in
rural South Texas on the opening day of dear season. They
both saw a trophy-class buck meandering towards them. As
the one hunter raised his gun to shoot, a funeral
procession came slowly by.
The hunter lowered his gun, took off his hat, and stood
with his head bowed until the procession was past. Of
course by then, the deer was long gone.
The other hunter exclaimed, "Wow! That was the most
sportsmanlike act I've ever seen! You allowed this trophy
buck to escape while showing such compassion and kindness
toward someone's dearly departed. You are a great
humanitarian and a shining example to sportsmen throughout
The first hunter nodded and said;
"Well, we were married for 42 years".